Obtaining prices for commercial half hourly meters requires in-depth knowledge of the energy market. By working directly with your organisation and the energy suppliers BusinessEnergy will obtain the best tariff rates available to suit your requirements.
The name half hourly meter is named because the meter is read automatically by every 30 minutes or half hour. The data is transmitted back to your power company.
This provides accurate bills but also allows your organisation to perform certain analysis upon the data collected.
The first two digits, known as the profile class, will always be shown as "00" and form part of your MPAN or Meter Point Administration Number.
Any business that has a peak load over 100kWh is required to have this type of meter by law. Some organisations will have this by default if you have taken over new premises. You can also opt to install one on a voluntary basis.
There are two main features and benefits. Firstly your bills and invoices will be 100% accurate so long as the meter is accurate. There are no more estimated bills as the readings are taken automatically.
Secondly you are able to access the meter readings every 30 minutes so can interrogate the data for energy efficiency programmes.
All data extracted from your meter is also available for you to perform analysis with. There are many free and paid software programs that allow you to import the raw data and analyse trends and produce reports. You'll be able to check consumption hourly for any cost centre or site you own.
Today's advanced software packages can create alarms if usage is over a certain threshold. You can spot trends in the information and most companies can save an additional 10% on an annual basis.
Example reports by hour
Our efficient and unique methodology ensures you obtain the lowest tariff possible. Here's how it works :
Bear in mind that prices are only ever valid for 24 hours so you need to move fast to lock in any rates.
We can also work with "multi-sites" using the same process - so if you own several (or several hundred) stores or shops around the UK we bundle all these together and work with the energy companies for the best tariffs.
We can also undertake an energy audit to ensure you have the right meters (to get you on the cheapest rates during the day, night and weekends) as well as provide management software and advice.
Our service always has been and always will be free to you. We provide tailored solutions for your circumstances and can also provide energy assessments and management software.
Currently no UK energy supplier provides instant quotes for half hourly meters. Each meter is negotiated against offered prices and there are no set tariffs that standard customers use.
An energy broker can negotiate on your behalf which will save you time and obtain the best prices in the market. The process normally takes less than 24 hours to collate the information and select a rate.
If you don't have a half hourly meter then we can provide fast pricing quotes for your premises. Just complete the online forms and we'll match your meter with the best rates available in the market.
If you have any questions please call our energy team who will be able to help you.